really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,227 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #99

Jun 012008

Ram 2500

  • 145,000 miles


Dash & inner structure started cracking in my 2001 Dodge Ram. I think this is a safety hazard to me and my family. If in a accident where airbag was deployed shrapnel could explode in to the air and cause injuries to occupants. Also the wiring under the cover can be exposed to radiant heat from the sun and cause a fire. Thanks

- Tyner, KY, USA

problem #98

Aug 012009

Ram 2500

  • 68,843 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram truck and the dash is falling apart and cracking all over the dash - I have been told this is a safety issue dealing with wiring, etc and Dodge won't fix the problem. I believe this is a definite defect in the material that produced this dash and I'm finding other owners having the same problem. I believe this a Dodge problem and not mine to repair this problem. How many others have this same problem - sounds like it is hugh.

- Pleasant Gap, PA, USA

problem #97

Sep 152009

Ram 2500

  • 100,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 - dash failing: Dash above passenger airbag deteriorating causing potential failure of airbag to deploy during crash, or increasing chance of personal injury. Research into this condition indicates pervasive problem among Dodge Ram trucks of similar year model.

- Farmington, AR, USA

problem #96

Jul 012003

Ram 2500

  • 40,000 miles


I own a 2001 Dodge that (just like everyone else) has many cracks from the windshield to the front of the dash (plastic). This problem started about two yrs after purchase. I am lucky that all of the electrical in the dash still works, but it looks like crap. The sunglass door on the overhead console (plastic) is broken. The cup holder (plastic) is broken. This is crazy everyone with an 01 Dodge Ram knows there was a problem with the plastic that went into the interior. Please do what you can to make these people stand behind there product.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #95

Oct 102009

Ram 2500

  • 90,881 miles
Dash cracked down the middle for no reason have done some resource and found that it can lead to electrical problems.

- Alderson, WV, USA

problem #94

Feb 132005

Ram 2500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. He noticed that the dashboard was cracked and displayed deep fractures. The damage in the dashboard caused the radio to malfunction. The contact is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer will be notified. The contact feels that this failure is a severe safety issue since the dashboard could collapse and affect the brakes, lights, transmission and electronic fuel ignition. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 225,000.

- Shelbyville , TN, USA

problem #93

Jun 162008

Ram 2500

  • 147,000 miles


My 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 has the dash board severely cracking and right in front of the steering wheel at the top there is a big hole where the dash has completely broken out. This concerns me very much and when I asked the dealership about it they said that all of the 2001 models were having issues with the cracking, but offered no resolution to the problem. These trucks are very expensive and even after a few years have passed they hold their value very well, but not with cracked and falling dashes. I am concerned that there will be other problems since the inside of the dash is exposed from the hole. I am a faithful Dodge product consumer, but if they won't correct this problem how are we to trust buying anything else. I have had several Dodge trucks prior to 2001 and the dashes in those trucks held up perfectly, so there must be a problem with the material used for these particular models. I don't feel like I should have to pay for something to fix or replace this. Please help!!!

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #92

Sep 262007

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 160,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel that has been a great truck, but the dash is cracked very badly. Is there any thing that can be done?

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #91

Jul 092009

Ram 2500

  • 97,000 miles
Dash is cracking and holes are opening in it. Intermittent problems with flashing instrument indicators and loss of headlights.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #90

Jun 062005

Ram 2500

  • 80,000 miles
The dash on my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pick up cracked in 2005 and has progressively gotten worse. I have a 12"X12" hole in it with several other small cracks that are very jagged and fall out while driving. My glove box hinges (which are also plastic) have cracked and fallen off. The passenger air bag is only being held on by two bolts because the surrounding plastic dash that supports it has cracked all the way around it.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #89

May 012009

Ram 2500

  • miles


2001 Dodge Ram 2500. Dash is cracking in several areas. Several of my friends trucks are doing the same thing. It is beginning to become a safety issue. Dodge will not back this problem with a recall.

- Durham, CT, USA

problem #88

Jul 022009

Ram 2500

  • miles
Dash cracked so bad it is unsafe to drive.

- Kathleen, FL, USA

problem #87

May 082003

Ram 2500

  • miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 the dash has been severely cracking for some time now, I thank it is some bad material or something, I also own a 1999 Ford that is a feed truck and the dash has no crack on it at all, this probably wont help getting it fixed I figure that I would just file a complaint, being the government or (my family owns part of Chrysler) thanks 740 billion later"???????").

- Checotah, OK, USA

problem #86

Jun 012008

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 220,000 miles
My dashboards cracked very badly and has big holes in it. 2001 Dodge Ram pickup 2500 cummins diesel I don't do what to do about it.

- Lordsburg, NM, USA

problem #85

Jan 152009

Ram 2500

  • 100,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge 2500. I get in it one day and the dash has a lot of crack in then a few months later the thing falls in.

- Baxter, TN, USA

problem #84

Jan 032009

Ram 2500

  • 82,000 miles
Add my well maintained, garaged since new 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 to the list of trucks with disintegrating dashboard. Always kept protectant applied but to no avail. Obviously a manufacturer defect.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #83

Feb 252009

Ram 2500

  • 70,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup and the dash is cracked and have a couple of large holes approximately 8 inches wide. I have heard that there are many other 2001 Dodge Ram's that have this same problem. I am concerned about the wiring behind the dash exposed to the elements. I am concerned about component failure and possibly a fire resulting from exposed wiring.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #82

Feb 252009

Ram 2500

  • 160,000 miles
01 Dodge Ram 2500 dash collapse.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #81

Oct 142008

Ram 2500

  • 90,023 miles
I am not the original owner but I have owned the vehicle about three years now and the dash just started cracking for no reason. Poor material in dash compound" I owned a 1996 Chevy pick up where there was a recall to replace the dash because of improper material mixture, why wont Dodge replace the dashes in these dashes in these pickups for the same reason"

- St. Petersburg, PA, USA

problem #80

Jan 012006

Ram 2500

  • 50,000 miles
I have a Dodge Ram 2500 2001 the dash board is randomly cracking even though it has been covered with dashmat since day 1, on further investigating I discovered I am not the only Dodge owner with this problem in fact 'all' 2001 Dodge Ram owners have the 'exact' same problem which is eventually cracking dashboards turn into jigsaw puzzles. This in turn will leave exposed wires Dodge needs to recall this fault instead of their response which is come down will do you a great deal on a new Dodge!!

- Studio City, CA, USA

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